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The Eagles didn’t outsmart themselves in the 2021 NFL Draft

Before this year’s NFL Draft, I looked at recent Eagles drafts and how they stacked up to the consensus draft board compiled by the Athletic’s Arif Hasan. So why not look at how the 2021 draft rates.

One thing that stood out in early rounds was how teams didn’t drift much from the consensus board. In mocking the previous years, there were always a handful of teams that made enormous reaches of players 60+ spots down the board in the early rounds. That didn’t happen in the first two rounds at all, and only a few times in the 3rd.